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Epic store ends PC gaming as we know it

The introduction of exclusivity in the Epic games store in 2018 marked the turning point in PC gaming. Since early 2019 a sharp division in the formerly mostly united and smoothly running PC gaming world is clearly visible. Early 2019 ended a decade of PC gaming where you could have the “Steam powered” console experience while you could enjoy the flexibility of PC gaming builds. It ended a decade of easy installs, timely updates and big screen ...

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11-11 Memories Retold – Review

11-11 Memories Retold revolves around two WW1 soldiers, one from Germany and one from Canada, that become friends although fighting on opposite sides in the meatgrinder of the western front in WW1. It is a story about the humans on both sides of the war and of how the war takes its toll on fighting and non-fighting alike. Everything is embedded in a unique impressionistic art style and a soundtrack done by a real orchestra.

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Subsurface Circular – Review

Subsurface Circular is one of those games that kept me thinking about the topics it touched long after I put it down. It asks questions about where AI and androids will take our human society; and if those deeply human questions about existence might also be asked by AI in the future.

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How I accidently created a radio show archive

Back in 2013 I decided to rebuild my 90s techno vinyl collection because my original records and CDs had been lost over the previous decade. I had no written records about anything I owned. But most of it I knew was played at least once in a radio show called the Steve Mason Experience. By searching the internet for playlists of this underground techno radio show – that ran throughout the 90s – I started a journey that would lead to thousands of ...

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Warframe solo or ghost clan layout and forma cost

[Update: 01/19] Building a small clan dojo in Warframe with all research labs, trading post and ascension altar is a valid option for solo players or a small group of players in 7-8 days. The biggest investment will be 14 forma; 12 forma for the rooms and 2 forma for trading post and ascension altar. You can follow the single floor layout below.

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Epic store ends PC gaming as we know it

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The introduction of exclusivity in the Epic games store in 2018 marked the turning point in PC gaming. Since early 2019 a sharp division in the formerly mostly united and smoothly running PC gaming world is clearly visible.

Early 2019 ended a decade of PC gaming where you could have the “Steam powered” console experience while you could enjoy the flexibility of PC gaming builds. It ended a decade of easy installs, timely updates and big screen living room gaming and all friends in one place. It ended a decade of cheap PC games and regular 50-75% sales. It ended a decade of shrinking video game piracy. Read more

LineWay – Review

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This a minimalistic yet beautiful line puzzler that will keep you in a zen like state for 1-2 hours. It is reduced to the max but the looks are very pleasing to the eye. Mechanics are easy to learn but harder to master at the later puzzles. Read more

11-11 Memories Retold – Review

11-11 teaser

11-11 Memories Retold revolves around two WW1 soldiers, one from Germany and one from Canada, that become friends although fighting on opposite sides in the meatgrinder of the western front in WW1. It is a story about the humans on both sides of the war and of how the war takes its toll on fighting and non-fighting alike. Everything is embedded in a unique impressionistic art style and a soundtrack done by a real orchestra. Read more

Subsurface Circular – Review

subsurface circular teaser

Subsurface Circular is one of those games that kept me thinking about the topics it touched long after I put it down. It asks questions about where AI and androids will take our human society; and if those deeply human questions about existence might also be asked by AI in the future. Read more

Lara Croft GO – Review

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Lara Croft GO for PC is a port of the mobile Lara Croft themed puzzler where you make your way through different areas of a tomb. Each area consists of multiple environment puzzles. You have to move things around, avoid obstacles and use traps to your advantage. The occasional killing of some beasts is also included. Read more

Warframe Radiation Sortie guide

Radiation Harzard Sortie guide

Many tenno struggle with radiation harzard or radiation damage sortie. Once radiation procs on you, you will team kill. And depending on the mission that means you not only kill fellow tenno but also destroy the mobile defense target or kill the operator in defense. Here is how to protect youself and others: Read more

Gorogoa – Review

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Even after a second playthrough of Gorogoa it is still hard to describe what makes this puzzler so unique. The mechanics of Gorogoa’s puzzles actually justify the existence of video games. All puzzles are multi-layered and animation-infused. Everything in Gorogoa is hand-drawn and describes a tragic story with a perfect solemn soundtrack. This is the type of game I would show to people that have never experienced a video game. Read more

Gaming as a hobby in 2018

Gaming as a hobby 2018

I turned 40 this year and I still haven’t stopped playing video games. To the contrary, I reduced my already little TV time once again in favor of gaming and reading. With professional gaming known as esports filling big stations and video game streaming on Twitch as an accepted way to make a living, I thought gaming in 2018 is the new normal. – Within my family and peers at work I still get those pitiful looks when I talk about gaming as a hobby. Read more

Donut County – Review

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The main mechanic in Ben Eposito’s Donut County is letting things and people fall into a movable black hole. The more things and people fall into that hole the bigger the hole gets. The reasons why you would do something like gets explained along your jouney. Story expostion is done in beautful animated scenes with text dialoges. Without too much spoiler: it is all because of the crazy racoons. Read more